Posted by Nickengland on August 27, 2005, at 17:00:59
In reply to Re: Topamax users... » willyee, posted by ClearSkies on August 27, 2005, at 16:36:46
I just feel totally more relexed with the whole idea of being social on Topamax. Things don't bother me so much anymore, my mind want 'race' with those kind of anxious thoughts you get when you think about being in a soical situation or when i'm actually in one.
Its funny to feel this way, as i've never felt so relaxed or at ease in such a long time. I think I can actually concentrate better because of this reduction in anxiety lol which funnily enough is a contradiction of the dopamax effect.
Be extreamly careful with the dosage increase willyee, one thing about Topamax and how it is very different from Neurontin ~ is that with Neurontin (i'm sure you may have found) you can play around with the dosage, i.e have 300mg oneday the next have 1200mg, you can be quite flexable with the drug, take lots, take less, and everything is okay depnending on the mood at the time and how much relief you want from it.
With Topamax, at least in my experience, I wouldn't dare miss a dose (have done before, it wasn't too pleasent I had to go without for a week, long story lol) I also wouldn't bump up the dose oneday just to see the effect or to try and be more social with it. I started with a 25mg sprinkle caspsule, I split it into 12.5mg - took that for at least 2 weeks. Then up to 25mg, again stayed for at least 2 weeks, I then tried 37.5mg, it didnt go down to well so I've stayed at 25mg. Everything is fine and I might to try increase once more to see what happens. The thing is, be careful not to push the dosage and rush into it. Its really best to take it easy with this stuff. When I take Neurontin in comparison, its like eating candy, whereas Topamax seems like one powerful drug. That said i'm still very grateful for the calming effect I get from Neurontin.